Newsletter: Updates, Elive, Debian, and Enlightenment- Thanatermesis (07-Nov-12 14:00)
LinuxConf Barcelona and Enlightenment
Raster and other main developers of Enlightnment talked and presented some things about EFL/Enlightenment, they talked about the future features where they want to focus like a totally integrated composite in E17 itself, there was fun, trolling, and beer. I got a very beatiful towel with the enlightenment logo!
Yesterday in the LinuxCon in Barcelona, Mike Blumenkrantz announced the date for the release of Enlightenment 17, they decided to made a beta release at first of December and the stable release for the day 21 of December, I don't know what will happen if we wake up the day 22 and we still here (joking).
Elive and Future releases
Some people thinks that there's no activity on the Elive development, that's normal since they don't see any activity, but there is a lot of it, a lot of work is happening in the background, to prove it you can see a development ISO in the Development section, but I don't suggest to download it so its not ready for any useful user usage, it only includes updated kernel, updated enlightnement, and only the new enlightened terminal and development tools installed, it was originally made as a temporal need for development so its not useful at all and doesn't give any Elivized experience. By other side this means: new development versions are coming very soon! stay tuned!
Debian is also going to release very soon, nobody knows the date, I suspect that it will be in a month or so, Elive is going to use the new Wheezy future stable release as base, so this is another reason of why Elive needs to be released asap! :)
Every day more sources of Elive are being worked from the the github repositories, so if you feel motivated and have some knowledge, you can try to improve them!
See you for now! Until the next development release of Elive!
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Save the Internet- Thanatermesis (17-Nov-11 14:27)
Do you know that the US government is trying to approve a law that blocks, censor, and blacklist internet ?
This is something that many people knew that would happen sooner or later, why ? because internet is the most important communication tool that the humanity has had all over the history, communication is evolution, is a purely free share of knowledge, and the governments don't want people with knowledge, they need non-thinking people like in ancient times of the humanity. But this is going to change they like it or not, , we are evoluting, and even capitalism needs smart people now, and this is a non-stop process that will continue happening naturally, but only if we have free internet.
Internet created the "open source software" and all its entire development is thanks to free communication between people. Capitalism doesn't like open source very much, and it will be very easy to erradicate it from the world by blocking those related things on internet. If you think that you are smart enough to use Proxy's and things like that, you should know that in those laws they declare it ilegal, so you will go to the jail by using a proxy. There are lots of details about this on internet.
It is not a matter of what is correct and what not, it's a matter of being free in a world manipulated by the monetary interests, we want to stay free, we are evoluting, we want to continue doing that. You should know that internet is one of the most important things that the humanity has got since centuries, so if you think that you need to exige your freedom, this is the moment.
Please sign yourself in http://www.avaaz.org/en/save_the_internet/?copy and other places, share this article with everybody, I have do it in the Elive website, you can do it with your contacts, in your social networks, everywhere... because NOW is the moment, because those laws are going to be decided these days. We need to act NOW.
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Elive Website- Thanatermesis (28-Sep-11 15:39)
Would You Like a New Elive Website ?
We are considering migrating the current Elive website to a Wordpress based one!
Why? Well, I personally like a lot MODx, and even if I recommend it to everybody, there are several reasons for this change: A lot of people think that there isn’t much activity on the Elive project, mainly because the website is never updated. The website is based on MODx, which is amazing, but is better when there is an active administrator or somebody featuring it, it's like a mix between cms and framework where you can build a really very good website, it has a very good made and structured code and you will end in a excelent result, reliable and stable for long time, the only bad points of it is that is not very used by the community, this means that has not very much plugins, in other words, you can't use the multitude of plugins made by the community making the website more dynamic. Wordpress has a multitude of plugins. For example, I have found a very nice plugin that translates the website into multiple languages using Google Translator and it also gives the users the ability to correct the translation, which is pretty nice!
A more dynamic website means more news. It will be easier to post and manage content, as well as add polls. There are top-quality templates that will improve the look of the Elive website. More specifically, the new website will feature:
- A pretty nicer look, more professional and dynamic for our contents
- Translations to any language (we will need your collaboration to have it correctly translated in yours :))
- More easy to add contents, this means, more howtos, tips, and instructions
- Nicer screenshots!
- More features, like polls, RSS, bookmark / share
To migrate our website, we will need first to import our current plugins to the wordpress API and find some possible workarounds with the CSS. Stay tunned to the Elive News to see the first versions of the new website! We will discuss about it, about suggestions, and about errors, and all related to the new website on this forum thread.
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Website Hacked- Thanatermesis (23-Jun-11 12:38)
The other day, the company "Microsoft Inoperative Systems" reported to Google that Elive was malware, installing a different and operative system in the PC computers that is not in their monopolized list, switching the humans to use a serious and useful operating system, the result was that when you tried to enter the Elive website you got instead security warning by Google, saying you to leave inmediately the website because it contained malware and was very dangerous for your Windows computer, so we discussed with google explaining them that we are not collaborators of a broken capitalist system that works by interests and scams, the issue is now resolved and the Elive website is up again.
Now, seriously: The website of Elive had been hacked by a website security issue and the cracker had implemented some malware on it, the google bots found them and marked the Elive website as dangerous; thanks to a friend who sent me an email I was informed about the problem and now it has been fixed. I have found a new file added in the website and two files modified with extra code, this should not happen again because now I've written a scanner tool that searches for possible hacked files every 4 hours and notifies me inmediately if this happens. Unfortunately we are still living on a monetary-capitalist system and these things will continue to happen until we switch to
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Repository of Elive Topaz Stable changes- Thanatermesis (23-Mar-11 17:00)
As you may have noticed, there was a problem with the Repository of Elive
Apparently the main mirror of the repositories suffered a DOS attack, we waited a few days to see if it would be fixed by the host, but finally we made the decision to buy an extra server for Elive to host ISOs and Repositories.
Unfortunately, our hosting provider says that the migration of the DNS's will take more than one week, so we decided to write a small fixer for you, you only have to run it and your repositories will be fixed instantly.
First of all download this file, then open your Downloads directory with your file-manager (thunar) and right-click on it in 'Properties' -> 'Permissions' and check the last option to allow to run it, close your file-manager and open it again to the same place, apparently this is needed for re-read correctly its permissions, and double-click on the file. Now your repositories will be fixed!
We are also planning to upload a new ISO of Elive Topaz with updates, minor fixes, and the new repositories configuration. Note: You don't need to to download the new Elive Topaz ISO again to get these changes, just upgrade your system in your package manager and download this fix for the repositories. We need to ensure the quality of the new ISO so, if you'd like to help us testing it, just join the IRC chat of Elive and ask :). Thank you!
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Redesigning Elive- Thanatermesis (09-Aug-10 14:54)
Elive is going to be redesigned
We are redesigning ourselves, this is a good time to join us.
If you are:
- Graphical designer
- CSS Coder
- PHP Programmer
- C (with EFL) programmer for E17 modules
- Edje (EFL) coder
- SEO/Website expert or web layout engineer
This is a good time to join us, send your proposals to Anabell Castañeda and be a part of the new Enlightening.
Also, fill up our Collaborator form, we will start contacting you.
Coming soon... New Elive
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Elive Stable 2.0 Topaz released- Thanatermesis (03-Mar-10 23:46)
The Elive Team is proud to announce the release of the Stable version 2.0 Codename Topaz.
After a long and intensive development we can now enjoy the results!
The New Stable version of Elive has a huge list of improvements. Its ease of use makes it suitable for any kind of user along with a totally new Linux experience for those who have not tried Elive before.
We offer an absolutely different way to use an operating system where the logic and the intuitiveness are first class.
Along with being simplistic, ergonomic and powerful, Topaz will bring your computer to a completely new level making Elive a system not only good for the inexperienced user but also for the professional or advanced one.
Topaz is packed with tips and handy apps that helps the end user in swiftly doing what they want, when they want. Working fast is one of the main goals of Elive and an active users community is there to help you.
With e17 it's easy to create your own look and fully customize your system as you like!
Try it and adopt a new userfriendly revelation !!
Changelog since the last Stable:
- Autolaunchers: Entirely rewritten with better stability and more features
- User Configurators: A lot of user configurators added to configure anything, like touchpad, FIXME
- Drivers: Kernel 188.8.131.52 with support of special hardware and other features like tuxonice (hibernation), reiser4, ext4 and many more
- Compiz !: If you want to use the Compiz features (ecomorph) you can do it directly on the fly without the need of a special version of Elive, on the other hand, we recommend to use it only as a demo since it makes your system unstable.
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New Stable Version 2.0 - Final Date- Thanatermesis (03-Mar-10 21:12)
The final date for the Stable Release 2.0 of Elive, called Topaz, will be... tomorrow !
This mean's that tomorrow we will have available the new Stable Elive version 2.0 finished and ready ? Oh, yes :)
Read the last announcement for more information, or the Stable Download page for the summarized changelog of its features !
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